Sheila Phicil

Equity Architect

Systems Innovator

Operations Specialist


Sheila Phicil



Sheila Phicil, equity architect, systems innovator, and operations specialist, is the Director of Innovation at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Health Equity Accelerator, where she leads initiatives that advance racial health equity. Before her current role, Sheila served as the Administrative Director of the Neurology Department at BMC. She oversaw the operations and finance in support of the Department’s clinical, research, and teaching missions. Sheila has 13 years of experience in healthcare spanning policy, strategy, and operations. She has worked at multiple healthcare institutions, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Veterans Health Administration. Sheila holds two Master’s degrees in Public Health and Financial Economics and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2020, she received the BMC Leadership Impact Award for transformative leadership on diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

In 2022, Sheila was one of 24 high-potential healthcare leaders selected to participate in the Massachusetts Health Leadership College fellowship program. Sheila believes every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets. Therefore, she is passionate about innovating systems of care designed to work for and with vulnerable and marginalized populations. Sheila also has a knack for storytelling to shed light on complex issues, often drawing from her lived experience as a first-generation Haitian American woman.

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